July, 2021

It’s Summer in Scotland and you can take a guided tour of Jimmy Page’s famous former home, Boleskine House (and also home to Aleister Crowley). Page claimed it was haunted. The beautiful ruins are now open for viewing. It’s also now 54 years since the Summer of Punk. John Lydon’s playlist is here, for inspiration. Follow us on Twitter for more @ammptv in July.

Happy Birthday to these legends, past and present

Courtney Love July 9th 1964
Debbie Harry July 1st 1945

Debbie Harry and Joey Ramone in New York, 1977 (Twitter @TimeInMusic)

Jack White July 9th 1975
Marky Ramone July 15th 1952
Thurston Moore July 25th 1958
Roger McGuinn July 13th 1942

Roger McGuinn @TDIMHistory on Twitter


What to play this month

John Lydon July Playlist

Public Image Limited
Lollipop Opera
Pink Floyd
Arnold Layne (below, filmed in West Sussex in 1967).

Pink Fairies
Do It!
You Shouldn’t Do That
Jimmy Cliff
Harder They Come
Telegram Sam
The Dubliners
Irish Rover

Find more of John Lydon’s listening suggestions here.

Memorabilia of the month

Kurt Cobain Self-Portrait

A rare self-caricature drawn by Kurt Cobain in 1992 has sold for  $281,250. Sketched by Cobain at the TNT Music Centre in Singapore during the Nevermind  tour, the image is signed, “Kurdt Kobain Rock Star” with the message, “I don’t know how to play and I don’t give a hoot!”

Kurt Cobain self-portrait @JuliensAuction on Twitter

Kurt Cobain passed away just two years later in 1994. A 1959 Martin D-18E guitar he played during an MTV Unplugged performance sold for over $6 million last year. It was the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction at the time.



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